Sat, Jul 29|
2-DAY ART EVENT - HOSTED BY ROD KERR
Local White Rock artist, Rod Kerr, is hosting a 2-day art show of his originals and Fabulous Fakes for viewing and sale.
Time & Location
Jul 29, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Jul 30, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
White Rock, 15941 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1E9, Canada
About the event
Rod Kerr uses vibrant colours and unusual graphic forms to create the dramatic, powerful images from his prairie childhood, gentle shapes of softer southern landscapes and bold contemporary abstracts.
This art show, open to the public gives you a glimpse into many of Rod's amazing original works as well as some selected works from his Fabulour Fakes Collection.
More About Fabulous Fakes
This collection shows my own personal take on versions of some of the most famous masterpieces of the past – including paintings in tribute to Vermeer, Picasso, Modigliani, Gagnon, Van Kees, Van Gogh and Matisse.
The idea of creating paintings based on works by these masters was first suggested by a show, Fabulous Fakes, held in 1997 by the Art League of Hilton Head, S.C. – a group of which I was a member for 20 years.
All members were asked to submit one painting in the style of a master of their choosing, The works were auctioned off with great success.
The idea remained dormant, however, until I saw an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London, England in 2001 – where I was particularly struck by Matisse’s Nu Rose.
I decided I could become a better artist by not just reading and studying the masters, but by actually having the nerve to paint them, copying the original as closely as possible, but using my own style, colours and brush strokes.